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    I only really have limited time I can go to the gym and I am trying to gain as much weight as possible without getting too fat.

    So if I go every other day throughout the week that will be 4-5 days , is that over training?
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    Yes it's what most full body routines recommend such as ICF5x5, Stronglifts and Starting Strength
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    If you go every other day through out the week and manage to get there 5 times then you're doing really well

    If you don't know the programmes mentioned above then look in the FAQ. Icecream Fitness isn't good for limited time. SL and SS are 3 times a week.

    How much time will you have per session for lifting- so taking away the time it takes you to get changed, warm up etc.
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    (Original post by lent6)
    I only really have limited time I can go to the gym and I am trying to gain as much weight as possible without getting too fat.

    So if I go every other day throughout the week that will be 4-5 days , is that over training?
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    Yes, it is perfectly safe. Properly over-training is actually quite difficult, but it depends how advanced you are. As a newbie you can't lift heavy enough weights yet to really put stress on your body, so the worst that can happen is you feel a bit knackered in the gym, and if that happens you can always knock a day a week off. When you get strong you might want to tone down the frequency or intensity a bit, but I did full body every other day for ages before I found it a problem.

    I would also like to mention that you don't need to go 5 days a week. That tends to be more body-part split territory. Full body sessions are excellent for strength and size and are also really efficient time-wise. One hour 3 or 4 days a week should be plenty. If you are relatively beginner (or just new to proper training), I'd advise looking up one of the tried and tested beginner routines like Stronglifts or WS4SB, if you haven't already.
 
 
 
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